My neighbor called to tell me that a large Florida softshell turtle had emerged from the lake and was headed across her yard. I grabbed my camera and ran outside. It was already out of her yard and booking it across the street and through the neighbor's yard. I had no idea they could be that fast! It stopped when it saw us, so I could get a couple of pics. That face . . . That snorkel nose . . .
We walked back to the water behind our houses and this pretty Yellow-Crowned Night Heron posed for me. Then, he saw something at the water's edge, grabbed it and almost had it eaten before I could grab some pics. It happened so fast that I couldn't tell what it was. It was either a very large bug or a small crab or probably a tree crab.